What Can I Do With A Biochemistry Major?

Graduating with a degree in biochemistry gives you many options, including immediate employment or pursuit of advanced degrees.

Graduate School

About one-third of our majors have continued their training toward advanced degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) at a variety of graduate schools, including:

  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Princeton University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of California — Santa Barbara

Medical School

Other students have pursued health care professions, usually attending medical (M.D. or D.O.) schools. An excellent academic record with a biochemistry major appears to enhance the acceptance rate to these programs.

Forensic Science

Biochemistry offers an excellent preparation for advanced training in forensic science.

Immediate Employment

Still other students have been well-prepared to enter the job market directly and are employed in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Public and private research institutions